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Project In Ageing (POPH90262)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePOPH90262
July - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The Project in Ageing is the Capstone component for the Master of Ageing. This subject is designed to provide students with the opportunity to consolidate the knowledge and specialised skills acquired from the coursework into a final project which provides a culmination of learning within the course. Students will apply the academic knowledge and skills acquired throughout the Master of Ageing to a project that addresses a contemporary issue in ageing. Students will produce a substantial original piece of work, to be formally presented and reported on at the conclusion of the project. This subject requires students to exercise autonomy and expert judgement in the planning and execution of this final project, which will help students further develop and consolidate their analytical, research, and problem-solving skills.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Plan and execute a substantial original project on a selected contemporary issue in ageing.
  • Apply, integrate and synthesise knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course into developing a project that addresses a contemporary issue in ageing.
  • Critically review the existing literature in the selected area of ageing.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving whilst working with potentially unstructured and incomplete information.
  • Communicate project results effectively and appropriately in oral form to an audience.
  • Produce original work in a written report, which demonstrates analytical and research skills.

Generic skills

Students will be provided with the opportunity to practice and reinforce:

  • Initiative, autonomy and organisation;
  • Oral and written communication;
  • Finding, evaluating and using relevant information;
  • Critical thinking and analysis.

Eligibility and requirements


Completion of a minimum of 100 credit points from the Master of Ageing course including the following Core subjects:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
POPH90256 Ageing in Society
Term 1
POPH90258 Economics of Ageing
Term 4
POPH90257 Body of Ageing
Term 3
POPH90260 Ethics of Ageing
Term 2



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


  • Oral presentation
  • 15 minutes
Week 415%
  • Research proposal
  • 1,000 words
Week 815%
  • Final project report
  • 7,000 words
End of term70%

Dates & times

  • July - Online
    Principal coordinatorLucio Naccarella
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours30
    Total time commitment340 hours
    Pre teaching start date16 July 2018
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring the pre-teaching period students are given the opportunity to get used to the online platform, meet the instructors/tutors and become familiar with how to access resources before the teaching period starts.
    Teaching period23 July 2018 to 9 December 2018
    Last self-enrol date17 July 2018
    Census date17 August 2018
    Last date to withdraw without fail26 October 2018
    Assessment period ends16 December 2018

    July contact information

Time commitment details

340 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Students will have access to electronic copies of relevant readings.

Last updated: 11 December 2018